Job Title: Gender Equality and Inclusion Officer (Global Team) – Farm Radio International Jobs 2022

Organization: Farm Radio International (FRI)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) Team Lead



Farm Radio International (FRI) Profile:

Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian non-profit organization at the forefront of ICT-enabled extension and communication for scale. FRI’s interactive rural radio approach addresses the information, communication and extension needs of millions of women and men small-scale farmers, rural entrepreneurs and citizens. FRI’s core expertise is participatory, collaborative, results-based program development combining radio and mobile phones, other ICTs and face-to-face interaction. FRI has developed a series of interactive radio-based approaches tailored to achieve different outcomes: awareness, knowledge; market linkages; application and adoption of good agriculture and health practices; and changes in attitude and behaviour. FRI is executing projects in thirteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Malawi (with Farm Radio Trust), Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.



Job Summary:

The Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) Officer is an integral part of the growing GEI Team, which includes a team lead and GEI focal points across FRI’s offices and various teams and departments. Working closely with project implementation teams, and under the supervision of the GEI team lead, the GEI Officer will be responsible for:

  • GEI project strategy development and implementation (80%)
  • Advancing FRI’s strategic intention on equality and inclusion (20%)



Roles and Responsibilities:

Project strategy and implementation for GEI (80%)

The GEI Officer is responsible for coordinating with project implementation and specialty teams to ensure the thorough and consistent integration of gender equality and inclusion (GEI) considerations in all aspects of project implementation for the NBS project as well as support for other projects as required.

GEI strategy development and coordination for projects

  • Work closely with project teams and stakeholders, as appropriate, to develop strategies for gender equality and inclusion in project implementation;
  • Provide guidance and participate in implementation of GEI strategies in projects;
  • Strengthen GEI capacity of FRI staff (and radio stations) as needed (i.e. training); and
  • Support project staff to ensure meaningful engagement with local women’s rights and women-led organizations (formal or informal), and other organizations representing marginalized or equity-seeking populations as relevant.

GEI contributions to monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) processes

  • Coordinate, support and/or conduct gender-based+ analyses, including developing data collection tools and methodology in collaboration with the MERL team; and
  • Provide technical support in key MERL processes (e.g. formative research, methodology and tool development, writing/reviewing reports, quality control of consultant work).

GEI contributions to radio programming and resources processes/products

  • Work closely with Radio Craft team members to prepare for and review radio program activities and documents (e.g. content design workshops, radio program content documents, radio station staff trainings); and
  • Work closely with Radio Resources and Radio Network team members to plan and review activities and resource documents as needed.

Monitor and support adherence to FRI’s GEI and Safeguarding policies in projects

Advancing FRI’s strategic intention on equality and inclusion (20%)

The GEI Officer will support efforts toward achieving FRI’s goals (strategic intentions) related to equality and inclusion, which cut across the organization’s operations and programming in terms of processes and procedures. In particular, this involves participation in both the GEI Team and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group:

  • Assist in providing technical support to the GEI Team and DEI Working Group, including implementation of the annual work plan for the related strategic intention;
  • Coordinate, design, and deliver training and learning activities for FRI staff as needed; and
  • Provide inputs for communications materials as needed (e.g. briefs, reports, website).



Minimum Qualifications for Farm Radio International Jobs 2022:

  • Fluency in English or French and comprehension of the other are required with willingness to learn; Bilingualism (English/French) is strongly preferred
  • Commitment to and significant understanding of intersectionality and human rights-based approaches, including their application to development projects in African contexts
  • Bachelor degree in gender or feminist studies, social sciences or a relevant discipline; other combinations of formal education, training and experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in gender equality, social inclusion, etc.
  • Experience working in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Proven ability to design and implement inclusive and gender transformative approaches for projects in African contexts
  • Experience establishing inclusive and gender-sensitive project monitoring systems/tools
  • Proven capacity to discuss and explain ideas related to gender equality and inclusion in technical and plain language (e.g. reporting and in capacity building/community-level work)
  • Understanding and/or experience with social and behavior change communication (SBCC)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including working effectively across cultures
  • Experience with online collaboration tools and methods (e.g. facilitation/training, coordination)
  • Ability to prioritize in order to complete tasks under pressure with attention to detail



How To Apply for Farm Radio International Jobs 2022

FRI values diversity and inclusion. Women, people with disabilities, and members of other equity-seeking or marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Accommodations are available on request in all aspects of the recruitment process.

To submit your application, please use this link. Only if you do not have or are unable to create a Google Account in order to fill out the application form, please email your application to

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline: Open until filled



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